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This is the place to submit and vote on photos for the week of 26 September to be featured on the main site. This contest should showcase your best quality work, demonstrating at least moderate skill with a camera and a general understanding of the artistic aspects of photography. Remember, the selected photo will be displayed on our main site header for a week. Submit something that you and the members of our site will want to look at and admire for seven days! This contest is for the community to choose what they LIKE (not what they dislike), with the most liked being displayed on the main site header for a week.

.: Voting Closes on Sept 25th at 11:59pm EDT (UTC-4) :.


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  • I think we should alter the rules for the next round to just make titles completely optional. They often feel forced to me - I know they certainly are when I have to add them. – rfusca Sep 23 '11 at 6:15
  • @rfusca Not sure I agree with you on that -- by all means spin it out to a new meta-question to garner a wider community opinion – Rowland Shaw Sep 23 '11 at 8:57
  • okie, i'll make a meta q when I get the chance – rfusca Sep 23 '11 at 9:51

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Under the Rockies

Interstate 70 passing through the Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnel

Taken while passing through the Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnel in Colorado, USA. Hand held shot at 1/10, f/2.8 and ISO 800.

Large version available here.

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    This is great!!! – Dulini Atapattu Sep 19 '11 at 4:55
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    You do these types of shots really well! 1/10 handheld? Impressive. – Jakub Sisak GeoGraphics Sep 19 '11 at 17:04
  • Thanks! Yep, hand held. In situations like this, I frame the shot, exhale and take lots of shots. With this much motion blur, you can't expect a razor sharp result anyway – user2559 Sep 19 '11 at 19:12
  • @Kim Does "exhaling" help in any way to keep the shots steady? – Aquarius_Girl Sep 21 '11 at 4:50
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    @AnishaKaul Yes, combined with a solid stance, exhaling naturally can help reduce tension in the upper body. If you're too tense or rigid, small movements will transfer more easily through your body. At least I've found this technique works really well for me. – user2559 Sep 21 '11 at 13:02
  • I like this one but think it's too similar to the current photo to be the next featured photo.... – mattdm Sep 23 '11 at 20:13
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Autumn Wetness

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View LARGE on Flickr

The season is upon us (at least in the Northern hemisphere). :)

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    Like the photo, but the title is... odd. – ElendilTheTall Sep 19 '11 at 15:05
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    @ElendilTheTall Too bad photos have to have titles. Sometimes I think photographs should stand on their own. – jaxxon Sep 19 '11 at 16:14
  • Very funny! You could title it "no title"... – Jakub Sisak GeoGraphics Sep 19 '11 at 17:00
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    @Jakub But then it would be titled "no title". ;) – jaxxon Sep 19 '11 at 17:16
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    That's a gallery worthy title isn't it? Anyhow, stunning colours as always. – Jakub Sisak GeoGraphics Sep 19 '11 at 17:50
  • Thanks a bunch :) – jaxxon Sep 20 '11 at 2:00
  • Love the colours!!! – Dulini Atapattu Sep 20 '11 at 4:11
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    @jaxxon: If you don't want us to put the title on the site if you win, we can certainly accommodate that. ;) – jrista Sep 21 '11 at 23:14
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    Personally, I'm happy the title. I thought it would be fun to discuss the topic of titling photos, in general. As in, "why do photographers name their photos?" Maybe good for another thread somewhere. But it's fine. I wouldn't go to the extra effort, thanks though. – jaxxon Sep 23 '11 at 15:53
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Leaves on sun rise...

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Taken at my home garden...

Larger view can be seen in my Flicker

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    Good to see this one posted again.. :) – jaxxon Sep 19 '11 at 16:10
  • @jaxxon: Thank you :-) – Dulini Atapattu Sep 19 '11 at 16:21
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    I really love this picture... – pacoespinoza Sep 19 '11 at 22:50
  • @ pacoespinoza: Thank you :-) – Dulini Atapattu Sep 20 '11 at 3:32
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Summer happiness

Summer happiness

Larger version at my flickr page, well it's not exactly the same photo but I haven't upload this one.

f3.6@1/320 taken at Lisbon's old EXPO98, now called Park of the Nations.

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    I really like the emotion that comes through with this one! – RiddlerDev Sep 21 '11 at 1:47
  • Thank you so much! The person was posing for another photo, I was taking a photo of the waterfall and quickly captured the moment =) – dialex Sep 21 '11 at 17:43
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    @IPX Ares - exactly what made me +1 this image. – ysap Sep 23 '11 at 0:42
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Drifting

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Taken at the JDM European Allstars Championship finals at Wembley Stadium, London. Bigger image here

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Two

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Full Size

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Outsider..
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Larger version in FlickR

Taken with the kit lens - 18-55

  • Love the colors. – ysap Sep 23 '11 at 0:43
  • Thank you :) ... – Kiril Kirov Sep 25 '11 at 19:41
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Please don't go...

Please don't go

Check here for HD version.

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Swan Lake

Swan Lake

Larger version FLICKR

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Candy Jars

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The larger version can be seen at 500px

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    Like the image but I think it cries for more light (brightness), to bring out all the magnificent colors.. – ysap Sep 23 '11 at 0:44
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Secrets of a full moon

Secrets of a full moon

A paddock lit by full moon in the night.

Larger version

  • To my eye, is seems to have lost some of its sharpness in the resizing process. – Sean Sep 24 '11 at 23:17
  • I like this one! @Sean - I think a globally perceived lack of detail is due to 1) focus set at an intermediate distance, where the fog gets thicker, so the foreground is out of focus but the sharp parts dont's show much 2) fog itself all over the background 3) maybe a bit more than base iso? all of these are small shortcomings in a larger version, while much detail can't pop in this kind of low contrast scene at this size, even with optimized resizing. IMHO it would have worked better (also larger or in print) focusing a bit closer, still it's a good shot conveying a delicate mood. – MattiaG Sep 25 '11 at 22:44
  • @Sean thanks, looks like I have to start taking sharpening after post-processing more religiously. – Imre Sep 26 '11 at 3:49
  • @Mattia thanks! Focus was set on infinity (on the moon - the only object clearly visible through viewfinder), ISO was 800 (2 stops over base ISO). – Imre Sep 26 '11 at 3:54
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Pelotron

Pelotron

Taken as stage 7 of the Tour of Britain cycle race went through Ipswich on the 17th September. A slightly different crop and other photos can be found on Flickr

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    You mean "Peloton"? – user2559 Sep 19 '11 at 4:50

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